DHV:
532
Tourin ID:
LEIPC 11

1731

Tenor

Johann Christian

Hoffmann

# of Strings:

6

Place Made:

D, Leipzig

Body Shape:

Viol

Current Location:

D, Leipzig

Sound Holes:

C

Collection:

Universität Leipzig

Head:

Female

Catalog Number:

805

Label Text:

Joh. Christian Hoffmann. / König. Poln. und Churf. / Sächs. / Hoff Instrument und / Lautenmacher Leipzig 1731. [handwritten]

Measurements:

String Length:

53

Total Length:

Body Length:

52

Upper Width:

24.3

Rib Depth:

9.3

Middle Width:

18

Bottom Width:

29.5

Previous Owner:

Wilhelm Heyer, Cologne; Paul de Wit, Leipzig

Information Source:

Martius 2015, pp. 358-59; museum to Martius to TGM, 1/07; PT visit 10/78; Kinsky 1912, 2:454

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Comments:

Martius 2015, pp. 358-59; Rubardt 1955, p. 73; Schultz 1929, p. 71; Kinsky 1912, 2:454; De Wit 1903, p. 94

Martius 2015, pp. 245 (hookbar [color]), 247 (head 3/4 and back [color]), 358-59 (FB+S, head S, label [color]; CT scan of neck cross-section); on museum’s website (front [color]); König 1985, p. 63 (front); Rueger 1982/1986, pl. 59 (head 3/4); Kinsky 1912, 2:447 (front 7/8); [unpublished, from museum via Martius, 1/07: FB+S]

Martius JCH 25. Table with single purfling and ebony edging, medium arching, wide edge and slight recurve; bass bar and top block not original. Neck assembled from several pieces of wood, the middle part being original, with added wood on the sides. Pegbox with partially open back and carvings on all sides, head of lesser quality; 7th peghole just beneath hair bow, now plugged; probably rebuilt for 6 strings for Paul de Wit. All fittings unoriginal except ivory hookbar with inked date 1731 at upper end. Dendrochronology (by Micha Beuting) gives date of 1719 for youngest growth ring on table. Back widths 24.3/17.7/29.7. Kinsky dimensions 52, 24.3/-/30, 10, -. Drawing by Ute Singer (2011) at museum.